Del Pierro has earned being an early substitution and part of the big men rotation.
I can't say enough about how much the kid has improved, but I still think if he's getting meaningful minutes in games against better teams the odds will catch up to us.
I will say it's a good move to get him in these games. He brings an energy to a near comatose fan base. The team seems to feed of off it.
Good p.r. for a program that needs anything it can get to be noticed. CJJ I think realizes that and is using it. Del Piero is being a good sport about it, even letting Jordy put a tuba on him last night.
Whatever it takes to get anyone to pay attention helps.
But when the bullets start flying it's about playing to win and I think reality will take over.